I have decided to call our adopted Syrian 'Teddy' as I think he is described as a teddy bear hamster. His name in the shop was Remmy but the shop said they gave that to him. So he is already confused! He is in a big tank with a mesh lid (that OH fashioned out of cake cooling trays!). But I think I have it wrong - I am aware I have built a home suitable for a mouse 'with stuff all piled up' as someone here once described (and I took that to heart then and it worked excellently for my mice). But I fear hamsters prefer open space and things to climb? I'd love some advice guys? I want to do right by him.
You google best hamster environments and I don't trust any of it.
I am torn between leaving him alone to settle in, moving him to the ruffy2 - (it has bars = climbing), taking it all out of the tank and trying again with some climbing walls. He does have a nice big wheel which he uses.
He made me anxious initially as he didn't seem to drink anything but I have put a bowl of water in as well as a bottle and he goes to that frequently.
And he is a bit shaky when he is just waking/going to sleep. But he is an older man.
He is very polite with food. I put my hand in yesterday with a pea on it and had to nudge it to him to take, he seemed a bit unsure what to do with it. I'll give him a piece of carrot today. But he already has our hearts.
Mum to ratties Bosley, Ruby, Emily and Jean, Teddy the hamster and George the gerbil.
Never forgotten - my lovely fancy mice Jill, Kate, Eve, Kris, Sabrina, Dylan, Kelly, Abby, Tiffany, Natalie and Alex and wild mice Harry and Wills and Charlie the gentle-man Rat.